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Magelord Audiobook

Magelord: The Spellmonger Series, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Minalan gets medieval!

When you defeat the invading goblin army, get knighted on the field of battle, gifted with lands and gold, usually your happily-ever-after is...happy. But now that Minalan the Spellmonger has been ennobled and enfiefed, Sire Minalan has a task cut out for him that makes defeating goblins seem like child's play: moving his very pregnant bride and a few thousand refugees from Boval Vale into the remote, sparsely peopled Domain of Sevendor. But when he arrives, he finds the land withered from neglect and filled with superstition and suspicion. A third of his domain has been conquered before he got there, and the castle he now owns hasn't been maintained in decades. As Minalan manages the challenges of being a noble, being a mage knight, being the lord of the manor, being a landlord, and fending off a belligerent (and well-armed) neighbor, he also has to learn how to be a husband, father, and a leader of the people.

Then the fateful night his son is finally born, Minalan learns the nature of fear, as he, his family, and his very realm are forever changed when the spell he casts to save their lives transforms the land. Minalan, his apprentices Sir Tyndal and Sir Rondal, his dour but efficacious castellan Sir Cei, and his moody wife struggle through the winter and defend their domain in his attempt to prove what a Magelord can do for his people when he puts magic in their service.

But in the distance, the threat of a renewed war with the goblins looms as they approach the Riverlands, the Gilmoran baronies that are the heart of the Duchies. The contentious High Magi convene to constitute the new Arcane Orders, while the fanatical Royal Censorate of Magic plots to defeat them, and the thousands of hedgemagi, witches, and footwizards they terrorized now see Minalan as a hero. The sinister family schemes to promote Duke Rard II to become King Rard I of the newly united Kingdom of Castalshar - over a pile of bodies, if necessary. And suddenly, out of the sky, fall dragons in the service of the Dead God to strike at the strength of the nascent Kingdom.

How can Sire Minalan fight goblins, plots, poverty, and politics, all from his remote and rustic vale, while keeping the peasants in line and the Warbird of West Fleria at bay? With wit, courage, determination, and a healthy dose of magic. And when the new king tasks him to find a way to slay a dragon, an ordinary knight might shy away from the quest. For Sire Minalan, it's just another day on the job as a magelord!

©2017 Terry Mancour (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    O. Patchett UK 09/08/2017
    O. Patchett UK 09/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A very meandering and basic plot."

    Half of the book is taken up with a minor domestic squabble and random conversations in massive details (in which nothing majorly important happens that is exciting n'or unforeseeable). The epic battle that is promised and that occurred in book 2 never transpires. The potential of the narrative was epic but the storyline execution was disappointingly lacklustre - I'm sure the author could do better. Great details and scene portrayal but the timing was disjointed and epic scenes were not given the detail they deserved in contrast inconsequential scenes that seemed fleshed out (badly edited?). Having said all that - I like the characters and the ability to paint the picture.
    If only more time was given to the more important scenes so that they held more weight and more gravitas. Not worth £30+

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    James 04/08/2017
    James 04/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing boooks"

    Think the only thing bad about this book is that it ended grate listen shame on the author for ending it

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    stefan 04/08/2017
    stefan 04/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "I just love this series, can't wait for more"

    the story from beginning to end is amazing and the narrator makes it even better

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    Thomas P Scott 01/08/2017
    Thomas P Scott 01/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "where's the next one"

    one of the best fantasy series I'm reading at the moment. With awesome adult humour. it honestly feels like you're in a mediaeval setting the happens have magic in it.

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  • Kaleb
    31/07/17
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    "Excellent, can't wait for the next chapter!"

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Spellmonger series. There were many new characters to enjoy and a fleshing out of old ones. I got to see just what the Spellmonger had been fighting for in the previous books and how he had changed in the process. The noble life doesn't seem so perfect any more, as I saw just how much work goes into it and how it kept Minalan on his toes from start to finish. Cant wait to see what happens next to the simple Spellmonger.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Samuel S.
    31/07/17
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    "great series"

    A great series. it's like following your average Joe as he becomes awesome. can't wait for the next one!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    ERLANGER, KY, United States
    30/07/17
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    "Few epic fantasy writers do it this well."

    This entry is mostly works building, and I was still enthralled. It's rare for me to not get a bit bored and start skimming.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Moni
    30/07/17
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    "Love"

    I love the Spellmonger. Just enough sass and humility with plenty of drama to endear anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jewell
    NC, NC, United States
    29/07/17
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    "Good series"

    I look forward to the next part of the story. I'm may just read the next book because the recording take a while and the book are completed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Ketel
    28/07/17
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    "Great book, superb performance."

    Love the series, this is a great book to listen to. Well worth the money and great for those long drives.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    19/08/17
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    "Amazing Series"

    I LOVE this series! Can't wait for the next book to be released on Audible!!!!

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  • David
    18/08/17
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    "well done and a moving story"

    make sure to read/hear the first two books before this one in order to follow the story line.

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  • Page
    Santa Maria, CA, United States
    18/08/17
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    "Dam inconvenient for my sleep schedule"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Its a dang entertaining series, the mix of war, politics and property management is very well written and building suspense for the day he can fight the goblins on his turf!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked best the buildup, every book is entertaining on its own but is building a larger story


    What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

    John Lee does a great job overall but fails to emphasize the different characters as described in the text he is reading. He narrates playing the emotions portrayed well but, when a character with a noteworthy deep voice speaks he doesn't emphasize the deep voice. Overall he does a great job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes but not possible.... for me


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  • Todd
    Overseas
    18/08/17
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    "even better"

    I like the development of his land even better than the combat in the other books definitely seems to grow and I caught myself listening far into the night when I should have been sleeping

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